Government takes over railway assets

Finance minister Matia Kasija, in a January 25 letter to RVR’s executives, said: “It is clear that there is an absolute failure and refusal to perform or continue with performance of your explicit and critical contractual obligations.”

“This amounts to a fundamental breach of the concession agreement which has effectively deprived government of Uganda and URC of substantially the whole benefit of what they were to receive under the concession agreement,” the letter, copied to among others, Attorney General William Byaruhanga and Works and Transport minister Monica Ntege, reads in part.

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